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Depends what you use your HTPC for.
If you want to use LAV/MAD VR you will probably see a big benefit using the discreet card.
If you use any enhancements in hardware acceleration, deinterlacing, noise reduction etc, again the discreet hard will win.
If you are just going to play back 1080p files/discs on a 1080p display, it won't make much of a difference.
Having said that your cpu will be more than adequate to software decode everything anyway, so it really doesn't matter that much, unless you are intent on reducing cpu usage.
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